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White Russian

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The White Russian is both decadent and easy to make. Combining vodka, Kahlúa and cream and serving it on the rocks create a delicious alternative to adult milkshakes.

The White Russian came about in the ’60s when someone added a bit of cream to the Black Russian. It would be a great story to say that the White Russian’s star rose from that point on, but unfortunately that would not be true.

The truth is the White Russian suffered a bit from a stodgy, antiquated reputation until the 1998 movie “The Big Lebowski” came along and breathed new life into the cocktail with Jeff Bridge’s character, The Dude, sipping it exclusively.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 splash heavy cream


  1. Add the vodka and Kahlúa to an Old Fashioned glass with ice.

  2. Top with the heavy cream and stir.